Bits and Pieces - October 2, 2013
October 2, 2013
Due to the government shutdown, up to 1 million "nonessential" federal workers will be furloughed. That raises the question: If they're non-essential, why are we paying for them?
AMANDA BYNES is continuing her psychiatric treatment in a more upscale setting. Several weeks ago Amanda was transferred from the UCLA Medical Center, where she'd been since being placed on a 5150 hold in July and is now at The Canyon facility in Malibu, which specializes in treating addiction and mental disorders, and is said to be celebrity friendly. According to TMZ, Amanda is still in pretty bad shape and is under a special hold called an LPS. Bynes is reportedly without her favorite wigs, doesn't interact much with other people at the center, and is paranoid the paparazzi will find out where she is. However, the line from a family lawyer is that Amanda is "making great strides toward recovery."
An excerpt from the next BRIDGET JONES book, "Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy," reveals that Mr. Darcy has been killed off. No word on the cause of death, but it leaves Bridget as a 51-year-old widowed mother of two.
- DAVID BOWIE'S Mercury Prize-nominated album "The Next Day" will be reissued next month as a three-disc collector's edition. It'll be called "The Next Day Extra," and will include the original 14-track CD, a 10-track CD of bonus tracks and a DVD of the four promotional films already released for the album.
- DRAKE has a new part time job! Drake is signing on with the Toronto Raptors to help with the team's image makeover heading into the 2014-15 season and with activities leading up to the 2016 NBA All-Star game.
- LADY ANTEBELLUM'S new single, "Compass," is now available for pre-order on iTunes. The song will be included on a special deluxe edition of their latest album "Golden," which will be released on November 12th.
The latest casualty from the Breaking Bad finale could be the artificial sweetener industry after Walt tampered with a packet of Stevia and tainted it with deadly Ricin. TMZ made a few calls and had Sweet 'N Low laugh and hang up on them twice. Stevia said they had a conference call scheduled later in the day to talk about how the episode might affect their stock, but later during the same call the rep denied saying anything about a stock call and then hung up. Equal and Splenda were unavailable for comment.
The New York Jets' Mark Sanchez has opted to undergo season-ending surgery to repair a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder. The Jets are expected to cut Sanchez in the off season.
Aiden Zachary Wells and an unnamed teenage accomplice went into a Port St. Lucie, Florida Petco store and managed to reach inside a secured aquarium and steal a Jackson's Chameleon. Realizing he'd need to feed his stolen reptile, Aiden bought some live crickets and mini mealworms and used his Petco rewards card to get a further discount. Eventually, employees noticed the chameleon was missing and reviewed surveillance video. Thanks to the information on his Petco rewards card, police were able to find Aiden, who confessed and fingered his accomplice. Aiden agreed to return the chameleon, but it died in transit.
2009: David Letterman revealed that he was being blackmailed and acknowledged having sexual relationships with a female staffer
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